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CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 2:45pm EDT
that shows that the president obama administration has carried off this robust war by drones. 4,800 people have been killed by drone strikes under the obama administration. that is an astounding number. i think it is troublesome. the fact that rand paul had to go to such lengths to get that simple answer that is what resonated. i don't think it advanced the drone question that much but that is the beauty of politics in 2013. rand paul is pretty low key? he gave almost a lecture here. he is charismatic but he doesn't a -- >> i'm glad to see a politician stand for something, has core values. in something. stand up for something. on the other hand you have john mccain stuffing his face for president obama. if he had core values and core con visions he did not like what rand paul stood for, go to the filibuster and call him on it. what did he do? he waited until the next day, had a nice party with president obama, fed that fat face of his and then came back to the floor and made an issue about it. i understand that john mccain is a big supporter of the war on terror. i am as well. i understand
FOX News
Mar 13, 2013 1:00am PDT
intended. i think the obama administration they want to push people into medicaid. they want to push people into government care. single pair, government care i think is their ultimate objective. >> bill: everybody gets their bills paid by the government? >> yes. so the healthself is totally politicized. you vote for the politician who gives you the most. that's what they have in britain and it doesn't work. i think that's what they want to have here. that's the obama administration. >> bill: now, i'm assuming there will be a backlash by people who don't want to pay more for burgers and pizza against the obama care and democratic party. am i going to be wrong on that? >> i think you are right. >> bill: so you see that once awful these things kick in, and once everybody sees the unintended consequences, prices rise, people lose their jobs. people -- hours get cut back, then the folks are going to say you know this isn't a good idea. >> the backlash i think will be political. there will be a lack of political support for the obama administration going into 2016. a lack of support for democrat
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to understand how the obama administration could have come up with a story this was anything other than a terrorist attack from the beginning. it had nothing to do with the video. we are not going to cover up a failed foreign policy episode. and read in the "new york times" all of the successes of the obama administration. you cannot have a country where the commander in chief gets to celebrate successes and hide his failures. >> bret: you think we will get to bottom of it? >> if we don't have survivors come forward in an appropriate way, i will continue to make life difficult in the senate. i am begging my house colleagues if they will not voluntarily release the names of these survivors through the congress for appropriate interviews to get to the bottom of what happened in benghazi that you subpoena them. house republicans, jason chaffetz, frank wolf have done a great job. but to our leadership in the house you have to up your game on benghazi. >> bret: what is the end of this? if you have people testify and they find out thing what is is the end game? >> if they knew the truth about
FOX News
Mar 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
behavior by tom perez while he was ag under the obama administration's doj. >> sean: why don't we go over the inspector general's report, basically misleading the commission on civil rights about the lawsuit, it relates to the new black panther party back in 2008, those were the guys standing outside the polling place in philly banging on batons and wearing military gear, as we're putting up on the screen here. why don't you explain that. >> yes, just to set the context, remember that these thugs were harassing not only people who were voting at that philadelphia precinct in the fall of 2008, but also harassing and hurling poisonous racial epithets and demagoguery and people trying to monitor the voting booth there. it's thanks to brave whistle blowers within the goj, christopher adams and christopher coates the head of the rights section and who blue the whistle, and the monkeying around by many of the appointees, the polittization, and even under the administration, they had agreed that these people were culpable for violating voting rights laws. >> sean: he also refused to honor the su
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
day off, in which she is working most likely. >>> the obama administration climate policy. same-sex marriage in at capital punishment and the future, yes, future of hugo chavez. >>> in recent years cpac has become, for whatever reason, a big thing. a big thing for the conservative movement and a big thing for the media who cover the movement. this year, 2,000, 2,000, press credentials, issued. it has still been a big event. it exerts this massive gravitational pull on center right politics. who is invited, who's not invited is a story. what the big-name speakers say, when they get there is a story. for a study and stylistic contrast, though not substantive ones, today 2012 republican presidential mitt romney and donald trump. >> the fact is, we're run by either very foolish or very stupid people. what's going on in this country is unbelievable. our can country is a total mess. a total and complete mess. >> it's fashionable in some circles to be pessimistic about america. about conservative solutions. about the republican party. i udderly reject pessimism. we may not have cared o
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:30am EDT
that this and the answer has to be no. the fact that he got that shows that the president obama administration has carried off this robust war by drones. 4,800 people have been killed by drone strikes under the obama administration. that is an astounding number. i think it is troublesome. the fact that rand paul had to go to such lengths to get that simple answer that is what resonated. i don't think it advanced the drone question that much but that is the beauty of politics in 2013. rand paul is pretty low key? he gave almost a lecture here. he is charismatic but he doesn't a -- >> i'm glad to see a politician stand for something, has core values. in something. stand up for something. on the other hand you have john mccain stuffing his face for president obama. if he had core values and core con visions he did not like what rand paul stood for, go to the filibuster and call him on it. what did he do? he waited until the next day, had a nice party with president obama, fed that fat face of his and then came back to the floor and made an issue about it. i understand that john mccain is a big supporter of t
FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
. republicans were particularly incensed that the obama administration kept some of those regulation, held them back until after the election but they're coming now. bill: big, big picture. 35,000 feet. the idea of the law was to insure those who did in the have insurance. to make sure that they are covered. does any of this address that in the end? >> well, i think there is no doubt that people who are today uncovered will have some sort of health coverage. i think the bigger question politically is, the president's promise which he made over and over again if you have health coverage and you like it you will be able to keep it. i don't think anybody is thinking that will be the case. so for the large percentage of americans, the large majority of americans who have health care coverage and who are satisfied with it, i think whether that changes and it changes for the worst is going to determine the political future, maybe the whole future of obamacare. bill: how would you answer that now as we look at this today? >> well it looks to me there are lots of dislocations, price increases, changes
CBS
Mar 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. the lockdown was lifted at noon. >>> the obama administration is beefing up the west coast missile defense in response to threat business north korea. the tests of technology. the pentagon is increasing the number of interceptors on the coast of california and alaska from 30 to 44. the new interceptors are scheduled to be deployed by 2017. lawmakers in maryland passed a measure banning capital punishment. maryland's general assembly approved the bill. maryland's governor is expected to sign it. the supports of the bill argue that it's costly, racially biased and a poor deter ant to crime. >>> before you couldn't assume this weekend, consider this is the $16,000 beer and that doesn't include the ride in the back of the car. >>> back here in 10 minute, how long will it be for your saturday and sunday. what you can expect this weekend. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that's where the
CNN
Mar 15, 2013 10:00am PDT
the united states, the obama administration now expected to announce that it will put additional resources to protect the united states. the catch here, fred, is that it's going to take several years and costs about $200 million to open up some of these silos. some congressional republicans i was speaking with say they argued against closing down some of these silos a few years ago when the obama administration did so. they said at the time the administration felt there wasn't a needed threat, that they didn't need as many interceptors. now they're going back and having to reopen them. some of the republican congressional folks i've been speaking with say the threat was there, the intel was there and now it's going to cost a whole lot of money to get these turned back on. >> all right. 14 more interceptors to be put in place. thank you so much. chris lawrence, appreciate that from the pentagon. i know he'll be briefing us later on as well. >>> for all you tech fans, samsung's new galaxy s4 is here. we're previewing the features. and why you might be giving up more of yourself these days on
FOX Business
Mar 18, 2013 11:00am EDT
, the obama administration is tooting the fact that he oversaw lending elements at the justice department, but not talking about the methods used in the cases. he used desperate impact, a way, basically, of using statistics to prove discrimination. if more blacks denied home loans than whites, that's automatically racial discrimination. more black kids sus pended rather than white kids, that's automatic racial discrimination. the facts don't matter, just the outcome. dagen: how could he apply that thinking in his job as labor secretary? what would be the impact there? >> well, the government can shame businesses. it can shame districts in terms of school district. government wields a lot of authority, and a lot of moral persuasion, and even the fact that you can bring attention to certain situations or the threat of government action is enough sometimes, and the problem here is that if doesn't always have the intended effect. i mean, if you force banks to loan to people who can't afford to pay them back, these people will be saddled with foreclosed homes and poor credit ratings at the end
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
the obama administration has under its current legal authority the ability to make serious progress on the issues of carbon emissions? like without congress, without a court, without a vote, the administration can just do it. which is why what the administration did today is serious news. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! great, anything come with it? [ ding dong ] ♪ 20% off teleflora... oh... save on roadside assistance from allstate! discounts from enterprise, avis and hertz! [ male announcer ] aarp has great deals on dining, entertainment, travel, and more... like geek squad, expedia and british airways... all in one place... aarpdiscounts.com. popcorn, your favorite... [ male announcer ] find offers from regal cinemas, norwegian cruise line and walgreens. hotel savings at hilton, hyatt and best western. and everyday discounts from denny's and kellogg's
FOX
Mar 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
't say what the suspects were wanted for. the lockdown was lifted at noon. >>> the obama administration is beefing up the west coast missile defense in response to threat business north korea. the tests of technology. the pentagon is increasing the number of interceptors on the coast of california and alaska from 30 to 44. the new interceptors are scheduled to be deployed by 2017. lawmakers in maryland passed a measure banning capital punishment. maryland's general assembly approved the bill. maryland's governor is expected to sign it. the supports of the bill argue that it's costly, racially biased and a poor deter ant to crime. >>> before you couldn't assume this weekend, consider this is the $16,000 beer and that doesn't include the ride in the back of the car. >>> back here in 10 minute, how long will it be for your saturday and sunday. what you can expect this weekend. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids? it's nice having u-verse, isn't it? see back in my day, we didn't have these newfangled wireless receivers. fangled? no, we watched march madness in the living room... that
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 2:00pm EDT
three times higher in the obama administration. the number of new establishments, entrepreneurial activity, for the year-ending march 2010 --march, 2010, was lower than any other year since the series began. since they began keeping record, mr. speaker. in 2010 under this administration's stimulus policies, entrepreneurial activity was at the lowest level in america since we began keeping records. i don't mean at the lowest level of people succeeding. i mean the lowest level of people trying. the lowest level of people trying, mr. speaker. what does it mean about us? what does it mean about our future when we have beaten the enthusiasm to try out of our people? frightened it out of our people. mr. speaker, that's not just a department of labor report. we talk a lot about that. what is it that the guys down at the agencies are producing, those technical reports. ill a tell you what they are producing, i'll tell you the impact it's had. the federal register, mr. speaker, i don't he know if you picked up a copy since you have been here. the federal register measures all the new regul
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
of immigration reform, the current debate, is employers will be held accountable. the obama administration had actually been enforcing the immigration laws, has been directorate number of audits and still the workplace audits as well. and holding employers accountable more than any previous administration. the legislation -- in order for it to function, there have to be take components. people need to be brought out of the shadows and allowed to apply for earned his citizenship and secondly, employers need to be held accountable, particularly from labor law violations. if employers know they can hire and exploit workers then get away with that, they will continue to do so even after we have immigration reform. labor law protection as a major component of enforcement of the laws is an extremely important deterrent to future unlawful immigration. host: story from politico earlier this month. senate stop on lower skilled workers. -- stuck on low-skilled workers. talk about this effort. guest: the issue of any future immigrants who come on employment-based visas is but that the fault line. chamber
CNN
Mar 15, 2013 1:00pm PDT
joking around with dennis rodman. the united states, the obama administration, right now taking the north's threats of a nuclear attack very seriously. the pentagon has just announced it will beef up america's defense missile systems out on the west coast. in california, oregon, washington state. let's go straight to cnn's pentagon correspondent chris lawrence, watching what's going on. chris, a lot of us are stunned by this decision but update us on what is going on. >> wolf, we just came out of a briefing where we learned the pentagon is going to spend a billion dollars to put new intercepter missiles on the west coast. now, that plan includes react investigating a missile field that the obama administration deactivated just a few years ago when it concluded that north korea didn't pose enough of a threat. if a nuclear missile is ever fired at the united states, this is the best hope to stop it. 30 interceptor missiles which can be launched from ground silos in alaska and california. now the pentagon is deploying up to 14 more. >> the reason we're doing what we're doing and the reason w
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
alaska is pleased that putting his home state on the map. he says the obama administration should have known sooner. >> they misdiagnosed what was happening in the region in terms of what heavily sanctioned country determined to acquire these capabilities could do. one silver lining at this point is perhaps missile defense has bipartisan support. >> reporter: earlier reaction shows it's bipartisan but there are serious budget issues in washington these days. >> no doubt about that. thank you very much. it's important to keep in mind, north korea spends an enormous amount of the budget on its military while two-thirds of the country has trouble finding food to eat. the report claims that children have been caused stunted growth. just 50 years ago, south korea was as poor as the north but five decades after it embraced democracy the south one of the most prosperous nations on earth. >>> new gun control bills could soon become law in where movie theater massacre happened. they set a limit of 15 rounds per magazine. they expect colorado's governor to sign the law back in two weeks. back in
FOX News
Mar 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
. and leaked details about the osama bin laden raid apparently not a problem for the obama administration, the critics say, but letting lawmakers talk to survivors of the benghazi terror attack? that's a problem according to republican senator lindsey graham, he's vowing to do whatever is necessary to get answers. >> until we get the survivors on record. i've talked to a couple and their story is chilling. they're scared to death to come forward without some institutional support. >> alisyn: graham says the house should subpoena the administration if needed. the white house denies pressuring survivors to stay silent. he carried out a terrorist attack on a flight to hawaii. in three days, rasheed is released from president and authorities say he's being released because he cooperated on other terrorist. and hundreds of people stepping up to help some oregon girl scouts who fell victim to a hoax. they thought a local company ordered $25,000 worth of cookies and turned out to be fake and left them with too many boxes of cookies and not enough money for the camp. after hearing the story, peop
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, including a senior obama administration officials have stated, the very helicopter gunships that the regime is currently using to bomb and shatter civilians. as the united states and the international community stand idle, the consequences are clear -- syria will become a failed state in the heart of the middle east threatening both our ally, israel, and our nato ally, turkey. with or without assad, the country will continue to devolve into a full-scale civil war that is increasingly sectarian, repressive and unstable. meantime, more and more ungoverned space will come under the control of al qaeda and its allies. violence and radicalism will spill even more into lebanon and iraq, fueling sectarian conflicts that are still burning in both countries. syria will turn into a battlefield between sunni and shia extremists. even backed by foreign powers which will ignite sectarian tensions from north america to the gulf and risk a wider regional conflict. this is the course we are on in syria and in the absence of international action, the situation will only get worse. although secretary kerry a
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
an aggressive outreach program that has grown under the obama administration, particularly through the president's stimulus package. these expanded initiatives include the collaboration between the usda and the mexican government officials to promote participation in targeted communities which teaches recruiters how to convince working class families into dependence. the obama administration has conducted over 30 meetings with the mexican government personnel since he took office. since this program began in 2004, the united states taxpayer has funded this participation with the mexican government to promote the snap program by holding 29 health fairs and traveling to 19 cities. the usda in coordination with the mexican government has conducted an aggressive campaign issuing guidance to state and local agencies with a record 91 meetings focusing on growing the outreach program to expand enrollment in snap. and none of these meetings were needed to point them in the direction of job training programs or employment searches that would offer much greater opportunity than whatever the federal govern
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> the obama administration officially ending all white house tours. >> but with a perfectly appropriate donation of a half million dollars, president obama will come to you. >> jonathan, that was karl rove's american crossroads, they're running that ad, they take that idea seriously. that they are in a position to criticize o.f.a. for raising money and supposedly selling influence. >> look, the 2012 campaign will be remembered for having built the largest, most sophisticated grassroots political organization of all time. you know what the average donation was to o.f.a.? $65. this is an army of millions of donors. the real question about it is whether the people who gave during the campaign will now step up and realize, they have to send in their contributions of $15, $20, $50 in order to advance the president's agenda. o.f.a. made a big mistake a couple of weeks ago in saying they would accept so-called dark money. which is money that you don't have to disclose. and they've now reversed themselves, that was a really bad idea. now that they're on record for transparency, if the people st
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
house for us. how much of a problem is north korea right now for the obama administration? >> reporter: well, i think it is a problem, craig. the obama administration had been hoping when kim jong-un took over that he would help to lead north korea out of isolationism. really the opposite has happened. he's become more bellicose than his father and these intercepters are going to be placed because of recent provocations from north korea and there is a sense that they've made advances in nuclear capabilities. last week, north korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the united states and also they're ending their treaty with south korea. to there is a lot of concern. we should say this move to increase the number of intercepters marks a shift in the obama administration's policy, because back in 2010, they had said they weren't going to add new intercepters. this comes as president obama is just starting his second term. he's mapped out an ambitious agenda. but experts say this is going to take up a large portion of the next several years, concerns about north korea and iran
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 12:00am EDT
think going to be a big struggle in the future. i know that the obama administration they are for investing in the green economy but they are also for all of the above including especially cheap natural gas through fracking and there is no way -- go ahead got another book if you will let me come back, let me summarize it. there is no way you come close to meeting the commission reduction target through greenhouse gas emission targets. if we do anything like maintaining our existing level of consumption of coal, oil and natural gas. no way you come close. if you take the climate scientists and very seriously which i do, basically we have to cut consumption of all three, coal, oil and natural gas by 50% roughly, 50 or 40% within 20 years. how can we build up this fracking industry? forget about the fact that it's contaminating the water. and it's creating volcanoes. let's just put those aside. just on the climate effect, you just can't do it. therefore the green economy is an imperative and an environmental imperative and it so happens it's good for jobs. >> i have to a
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 1:00am EDT
a policy paper for the obama administration. we urge all of you to pick up the synopsis of that paper on the way out. it will be available for you on the web. week, as the president takes off for his trip abroad. to discuss the thinking behind the trip to the middle east, what middle easterners are expecting to hear from the president, what the implications of this trip might be for the broad range of american interests, we have this panel, a distinguished panel of institute experts pe. first we will hear from ambassador ross will provide the context, the thinking behind the visit, what the visit might accomplish and how the visit may differ from president obama's first trip abroad in 2009. then we will turn to david mikulski, a key is just off a plane from israel. he met with senior israeli, a senior palestinians, just as the new government was being formed. there is no truth to the rumor that a good broker of the final agreement. david brokered the final newement for this government. he brings fresh insight from his trip abroad. our third speaker will be might senior mike singh, dir
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
abedini will testify in front of a house hearing. she hopes the obama administration will put more pressure on iran for holding her husband. he is being held for practicing his faith in that country. we have the chair of the u.s. commission on international religious freedom. she is set to testify at the hearing today. doctor, we're honored to have you on today and good morning. >> thanks, i'm delighted. bill: what could come from this hearing do you think? >> well, congressional hearings have the ability to shine a bright spotlight, to put pressure on the iranians but our own government to step up need for more attention. bill: why do you think our government has not done that? >> well, i think while both the administration and the state department have spoken out in january about pastor abedini's case, the reality, too often human rights concerns, religious freedom concerns get somewhat pushed to the side of press of other very urgent business. so it's the job of brave women like pastor bed bed abedini's wife to make sure this issue is not pushed to the side. bill: she will be th
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 1:40pm EDT
tests were very rigorous. in fact be assumed obama administration's recovery program would fail, that it would not only fail to make things far worse, which is curious given the entity that created those stress test is a treasury department given the task of promoting and carrying out the recovery program. it's not the writer of the test i questioned, but rather their necessity. peter seems to accept the assumption they were needed in or to restore investor confidence in banks. peter is correct the test or something of a gamble to secretary geithner. but perhaps an unnecessary one. investors were already beginning to return to banks long before the results of the stress tests were reported. i do agree with the assessment of the outcome peter makes. it exposed alarmism of expert for what it was. another important conclusion that peter elaborates as they show how far off base mark to market accounting is for evaluating a set that banks tend to hold. banks hold their assets for the cash flow, not for firesale value in the cash flow of assets performed far better than the mark to ma
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 11:00pm EDT
to no good. we need to have access to that. did you know there was a plan in the obama administration to provide the intelligence community, which is a misnomer, by the way, to have the intelligence establishment have access to any and all records. what is there left to defend? you take away the essence of everything there is about that because there could be a chance that you are doing something wrong. what is happening? we are in this space where anything is suspicious. any and all data. in my case, i was utterly framed. not only was information mischaracterized, but misrepresented and that time even doctored. what does that tell you? because it is all done in secret. you become a target of the government. i have lived this for five years. you become a target of the government. it's not a life that i want anyone to live. another thing to share with you, and i have not said this directly. everyone was associated with me either because i used to work for me or had links to me or typed me, by association, that freedom to do so in the first amendment, investigated, interrogated, and som
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
administration. when you depart, you can pick up the presi to our last strategic report titled, obama ii and the middle east. strategic objectives for u.s. policy, jointly authored by two of the foremost thinkers about middle east policy and we're very proud that both of them are here at the washington institute. ambassador dennis ross and ambassador james jeffrey. ambassador ross of course we're about to hear from dennis, served throughout most of the first term, first in the state department and then in the white house with responsibility for overseeing all the national security council work in the middle east. ambassador jeffrey, jim jeffrey, completed his distinguished service in the diplomatic corps last year after having served in, as ambassador in turkey and in iraq. previously in an incarnation in albania and as the deputy national security advisor in the bush administration which he played a special role in addressing the iraq question. so we brought these two highly-experienced, strategic thinkers and policy practitioners together to produce a policy paper for the obama adminis
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
sequestration gave the obama administration a political reason to release deportable aliens. surely otherle budgetary considerations could have come first such as cutting conferences or detailees or travel. releasing illegal immigrants ves them little incentive to report themselves. many will become fugitives. further more, the director has indicated that i.c.e. has had to reapprehend four out of the 10 of the illegal immigrant for more severe crimes. to make matters worse, many of these individuals released lack the money, family, support, and the ability to get a job. not just because they are present in violation of the law but because they have a criminal record. this is a ultimately, the nonsensical action demonstrates the inability and a lack of desire on behalf of the administration to enforce the law, even against illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes. to make matters worse, they undermine the goodwill necessary to develop a common sense, step- by-step approach to improving our immigration laws. pleasureime, it is my to recognize the ranking member of the committee, the gen
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
week, and what a better time for it this year because the obama administration, president obama, has a brand-new nominee to head the environmental protection agency, and that agency is in desperate need of sunshine and transparency. and so in the midst of sunshine week, i wanted to talk about these very, very serious issues. first of all, let's go back a little bit. the first day president obama took office in 2009, the white house web site declared that his administration would become -- quote -- "the most open and transparent in history." close quote. and the president issued high-profile orders pledging -- quote -- "a new era" and -- quote -- "an unprecedented level of openness" across the federal government. now those are great goals and great aspirations. unfortunately, the record, particularly as i said, at the e.p.a., is a whole lot different. president obama's e.p.a. has earned a reputation for ignoring congressional information requests, for ignoring and frustrating foia, freedom of information act, requests. for hiding e-mails, completely contrary to e.p.a. policy. and for
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
prosperity of their own families and of our own nation. under the obama administration, u.s. public debt is a percent -- as a percentage of g.d.p. is over 70% and growing. we've seen european nations, there appears to be a tipping point on the debt to g.d.p. ratio. and our current rate, we're nearing dangerous territory. the reverse currency status of the dollar and our rank among world economies will only carry us for so long. so what affect does this level of debt have on the economy and its citizens when things go south? all you have to do is look around like -- at countries like cyprus, spain, greece. in the case of greece you'll see a depressed environment where the unemployment rate is over 26%, severe austerity cuts and overhauls of gutted worker benefits, safety net programs, harming seniors and the country's poorest populous, taxes on families an businesses have increased at a sharp rate and violent social unrest has become common place. most recently we've seen a proposal to bail out cyprus banks that could raid the savings account of its own population. these are the realities
CNN
Mar 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the investigation points the finger at the obama administration's state department. >> the man behind it, broadcaster charles herring, also runs wealth tv. bringing the panel back in. lauren ashburn, just because you cover media, i want to begin with you, reliable, credible, fact-based news with libertarian and conservative voices. how's that supposed to work? >> good luck with that. that's all i have to say. here's the problem, fox news has a motto that says it's fair and balanced, yet because of its primetime lineup of very conservative talk show hosts, it's almost impossible for the journalists to get their due. secondly, talk about carriage for a minute. current tv, left-leaning network, had tens of millions of subscribers. al gore couldn't make it work. had to sell it to al jazeera. al jazeera is putting together an english-language network. it is really hard to get traction in the tv marketplace, especially if you're going up against a behemoth like fox news, and you're coming out in a report like this? >> and if you read the article on "daily beast
CNN
Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
has many about the u.s. and western civilization. it's really time now in a the obama administration and the world actually start to see if they'll have influence in terms of the eastern part of the globe. china and india are the two largest countries that actually export oil in from iran. and so you have to find a way to characterize this conversation to those two nations that a nuclear iran is not a good idea for their interests. we already have convinced the western civilization. you have to talk to china, you have to talk to i sandia. >> third question. sarah palin rocking cpac. doing everything from mocking new york city mayor michael bloomberg's big soda ban with a big sip from her big gulp to blasting the republican establishment. >> if these experts who keep losing elections, you keep getting rehired raking in millions, if they feel that strongly about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck up or stay in the truck. buck up and run. the architects can head on back to -- they can head on back to the great lone star state and put their name on some ballot. >> oh, t
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
of the obama administration have done to our economy does look at the election of 2010. republicans regained scenes in a way that has not been done in 50 years. people are not very happy about this far left liberal that is leading us to this -- to destruction. thank you from the call. just a point about the clinton budget, i know the difference about this debt crisis and when bill clinton was in office our economy was not as fragile. guest: we have had external shocks with the situation in europe and japan. we're still recovering from a financial crisis. the unemployment is still very high. that does make a lot harder to focus on austerity and reducing the deficit when you have so many people out of work. they cannot pay their taxes, they are holding back the full recovery. host: press secretary j conti credit for a charge the said a percentage of the gdp, the debt is lower than it was when barack obama first took office. what was he referring to? guest: it was the debt or deficit, possibly. yearbly the year to deficit. in 2010 the deficit was 1.4 trillion dollars. that is the gap between go
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Mar 13, 2013 10:00am EDT
, when i learned about the latest casualty in the obama administration's war on coal. joy global, a manufacture of underground mining equipment, operates a plant in neighboring bourbon county. the news had just broken that joy global plans to cease all operations in manufacturing at that plant. the story of joy global is timely in light of president obama's nomination of gina mccarthy to lead the environmental protection agency. mr. barr: i wish those who are responsible for the war on coal could have been with me that friday morning. it's easy to sit in washington and issue regulations when you don't have to confront the human cost. the obama administration's war on coal costs more than 3,000 well-paying coal mining jobs in kentucky last year. thousands of families potentially went from healthy incomes to food stamps, but this administration doesn't appear to care. the coal industry supports 19,000 full-time jobs in kentucky while providing our state with the anything's fourth lowest utility rates. mr. speaker, it's time the administration put people ahead of its radical agenda.
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Mar 16, 2013 9:00am PDT
with the people's money. barack obama promised the most transparent administration ever. barack obama, you lie. [ applause ] >> listening to former vice presidential nominee sarah palin at the last day of the cpac conference there in national harbor, maryland. we'll talk more about all she has to say there. this is not, she says, about restoring the gop party but instead about rebuilding america. going to ask our political analyst, david gergen, who will be with us, to find out what he thinks his take is on her appearance there. just a reminder. watch monday for the launch of jake tapper's new show, "the lead." starts monday afternoon 4:00. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions whi
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Mar 18, 2013 8:30pm EDT
papers, strategic reports prepared just for the beginning of this new administration. whenoff depart you can pick up the document obama 2 and the middle east. strategic objectives for u.s. policy. jointly authored by two of the foremost thinkers about middle east policy and we're provide both of them are here at the washington institute. ambassador dennis roth, and ambassador james jeffrey. ambassador roth served throughout most of the first term, first in the state department and then in the white house, with responsibility for overseeing all the national security council work in the middle east. ambassador jeffrey, jim jeffrey, complete his distinguished service in the diplomatic corps last year after having served as ambassador in turkey and in iraq, and albania, and as the deputy national security adviser in the bush administration, in which he played a special role in addressing the iraq question. so we brought these two highly experienced, strategic thinkers and policy practitioners together, to produce a policy paper for the obama administration, and we urge all of you to pick up
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Mar 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
the obama administration argued that we didn't need to take these steps that are being announced today. and there was pushback in congress, individuals saying, no, actually, we do need to do it and because they thought north korea would take the steps and be in the place where they are today. >> all right, jake tapper, thank you very much. exactly what jake will be covering on his new show and we'll remind everyone, jake has a new show on cnn, called "the lead" with jake tapper, debuts on monday the 18th, 4:00 p.m. eastern, here on cnn. >>> so we know north korea does have missiles. how many? and what kind? still unclear. we also know they're stepping up their nuclear capabilities, conducting testing in underground sites. chad myers is here now. talk us through the actual threat here, can they reach us? >> i think unclear is the best word you used. we think now that about 7,000 kilometers to 10,000 kilometers would be the longest icy they could launch. let's give you an idea of the rings. looks like an earthquake ring, but it is not. one more time, zoom back out, how far could this pos
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Mar 14, 2013 9:00am EDT
by the obama administration as part of the financial fraud enforcement task force. in a moment we'll do that about illegal lottery scams for about 50 minutes. >> my name is jeffrey steger and i'm an attorney, an assistant director of the consumer protection branch of the civil division of the u.s. department of justice. the consumer protection branch is responsible for civil and criminal enforcement of federal laws designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the american people. the branch actively prosecute individual and companies have committed fraud, or violated other laws and acted to protect consumers. our first panel this morning is focused on lottery and romance scams. as will be discussed, lottery scams prey on elderly and other potentially vulnerable individuals. unfortunately, scams are increasingly prevalent, and devastating to its victim. romance scams involve fraudsters to contact people by phone or over the internet, create an emotional bond, and then use the strong emotional tie to convince their victim to send or wire money to them. the panel of experts that w
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Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
former and current obama administration officials discuss how the health care law affects the lgbt community. and impacts coverage of people with hiv. >> good morning, everybody. my i'm the president of the center of american progress. thank you for joining us on the important progress health reform addressing the needs of lgbt lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and peopling with hiv. it's a massive undertaking. i can attest to this as one of the president's advisers on health reform. i know, as we gear up for health reform it will touch the lives of every american. and the sheer skill the effort means that it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as well as people living with hiv. the united states is home to at least 9 million gay similarly the -- rage in communities such as communities of color and transgender communities. like the u.s. as a whole the population are diverse in term of race, income, immigration status and age. gay and transgender people and beam hiv live in all corners of the country and they come from families o
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Mar 20, 2013 1:00am EDT
and the obama administration, together to do something bold like the simpson- bowles commission, this will continue. domestic discretionary accounts are being squeezed. entitlements are rising. you make a powerful case against sequestration on friday, we received a reprogramming a request from the eternal -- attorney general moving funds, including fbi funds to the bureau of prisons. we are going to approve that. you have had one prison guard killed. you had another commit suicide i think because of the death. how are you planning to function at reduced funding levels for this year? >> we are cutting back across the board. we have a hiring freeze. by the end of this fiscal year, we will have 2200 opened vacant positions. we delayed i.t. upgrades, which are expensive, but tremendously important. that includes putting off, picking up technology that would assist us in detecting cyber attacks. we reduced or eliminated operational training and travel across the board. that is in an effort to make certain that we do everything we can to ensure that we minimize any impact of furloughs
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Mar 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
. >> next, former and current obama administration officials discussed the effect of new health care of new health care law can have on hiv/aids. the panel also looks at some of the challenges of implementing the law. the center for american progress hosted this hour and 20 minute event. >> good morning, everybody. my name is neera tanden and i'm the president of the center for american progress. thank you for joining us this morning for this important discussion of how health reform is addressing the needs of gay and transgender communities and people living with hiv. reforming america's health care system is a massive undertaking. one of the president's advisers on health reform, i know that as we gear up for health care reform it will touch the lives of every american. that effort means it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay and transgender community as welcome as those people living with hiv. the united states currently has 9 million -- 19 people living with hiv. hiv epidemic continues to raise and marginalize. like the uss russell, this topic is diverse. gay and transgender people
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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. we're talking about afghanistan but how do you think history is going to judge the obama administration's decision not to intervene in any significant military fashion in syria? 70,000 dead as you know and several million refugees. >> i think it's way too early how to predict how history is going to judge whether our policy is right. it's not too early to know how history will judge assad. that's easy. but in terms of whether or not we have proceeded in a more deliberate way than some would want us to, and probably a little more than i would want us to if you want to get into that, nonetheless the goal here is to make sure that what happens after assad is, is stable, is diverse, is not chaotic. that the right people are the ones that take over when assad goes. and that's, that's a matter of putting in place, if possible, a kind of an interim political coalition, which will have broad support inside of syria, which will not see a long period of retribution and violence following the fall of assad which will happen. and putting that in place to the extent that's possible is
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Mar 16, 2013 11:30pm EDT
transparent administration ever. barack obama barackty -- barack obama, you lie. [applause] there is a direct correlation between the senate stubbornly refusing to pass the budget and the senate selfishly agreeing to go ahead and spend our children's and grandchildren's money. it is time to get outraged about this. never before have our challenges been so big and our leaders so small. when we were here last year the words on everyone's lips and the wish in your heart was for barack to pack up and bubble wrap the nobel and high tops and head back to chicago. the election came and went but the campaign never stopped. but our country is desperate for leadership we get instead a permanent campaign. leaders take risks for the good of our country. leaders reached across political differences. campaigners double down on those differences. leaders seek to bring americans together to confront our challenges. campaigners seek to divide and to conquer and to orchestrate crisis after crisis after crisis to exploit. mr. president, we admit it. you won. accept it. now step away from the teleprompter and do
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Mar 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
that with ourselves and we are very pleased as president obama and his administration is so open and so available and so encouraging and among that piece people with different traditions in different cultures and different aspirations that there is more that unites us than what divides us. it's the responsibility of those of us who have the privilege of holding political office to defend, to underpin, to reinforce its principles, its values and its institutions to show real leadership where leadership is denied. our approach on the island of ireland is characterized by openness, by respect, by the wish to harness and nurture relationships with those in trouble communities who have the will and ability to work to resolve issues peacefully using politics to succeed where -- never can and that is why in the drafting of the budget for the european union from 2014 to 2020 or the multi-financial fervor we were able to get included a sum of 115 million euro for expenditure on peace projects and divided lines and communities, fragile communities in areas in northern ireland were young men in particular c
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Mar 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
proposed by the bush administration were halted when president obama took office. while some are critical of the president for this, others say it wasn't appropriate at the time. >> we didn't think we needed to take a lot seriously before 9-11 and we learned afterwards that we did. this young korean dictator is just like his father and his grandfather before him. very erratic, sporadic. the whole regime is very unpredictable. >> the white house official also says the north koreans have advanced their mobile missile capability even within the last six to eight months. the goal is to have these defenses in place by 2017. harris, back to you. >> harris: thank you. the threat from north korea may be overshadowing another threat for the meantime, anyway. this one from iran. chuck hagel announcing the united states will scrap a key part of its eastern european missile defense plan which has been a source of friction between the u.s. and russia. the u.s. abandoning plans to deploy several missile interceptors in poland and romania. secretary hagel saying the decision is based on development prob
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Mar 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT
ideological polarization within the doj's voting rights unit. under both the obama and bush administrations. >> there are two things. one, this predates mr. perez heading the civil rights division and, two, the attorneys that were making the decisions there were the career attorneys. >> reporter: perez's defenders say he has been working hard to clean things up. >> we believe tom perez has restored the integrity back to the entire division, including voting rights. >> and a reminder thomas perez has not been nominated. the conservative blogs are already turning on him and president obama is facing some pressure from minority groups to diversify his cabinet and bring in more minorities. but his candidate, whoever it is, will still have to be confirmed by the senate. we'll have to see at this point. i mean, again, his name is just being floated. we'll see if he is actually nominated, then we get to the confirmation battle. >> it could be a bruising confirmation battle. so far the president is winning. we'll see how he does in this one. thanks very much. >>> coming up a well known political in
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